Friday 5: Blueberry Bourbon Smash & 5 More Bourbon Cocktails

Blueberry Bourbon Smash - LexiBites.com

This July, we’re hitting the road to explore the regional cuisine of the United States. I’ll share a few Nebraska favorites and recipes from my travels across the U.S. I also have some guest posts lined up for when I’m actually on the road. M and I will be heading out in mid-July on an epic road trip through the southeast, Nashville, and eventually bourbon country in and around Louisville, Kentucky. I thought today was the perfect day to debut this Blueberry Bourbon Smash.

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Duck Confit (Confit de Canard)

Duck Confit (Confit de Canard) - Lexi Bites

It’s always bittersweet when our month of exploration comes to an end. But before we say goodbye to France, I wanted to leave you with one of my favorite recipes, Confit de Canard. I first made duck confit for my wedding anniversary in 2009, and it’s been a yearly tradition ever since. If you choose to make only one dish from Lexi Bites, I hope it’s this one.

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Blogger Bites: Stephanie from Cahier de Gourmandises

StJacques Coriandre | Cahier de gourmandises

StJacques Coriandre | Cahier de gourmandises

I hope you’re having a great weekend! We’re about to wrap up our culinary exploration of France, but I have a few more posts to share with you before I do. First up, a Blogger Bites interview with French blogger, Stephanie, of Cahier de Gourmandises. Spoiler alert: Find out the true origin of the so-called “french fry.”

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Friday 5: French Cookbooks You Need Now

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In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. – Julia Child

It’s hard to believe June is nearly over. I have loved exploring both classic and modern French-inspired recipes, and I have a few more to share before the month is over. Hungry for even more French cusine? You’re in luck. In today’s Friday Five, I’m sharing my favorite French cookbooks.

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Review: Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon

Le Pigeon

Would it surprise you if I said my favorite part of traveling is the food? I like to think of myself as the quintessential gastro-tourist and France certainly boasts one of the world’s finest gastronomic cultures. One of the first tourism guides dedicated to culinary travel, the Michelin Guide, was published in France in 1900. Without hesitation, I would say that our recent trip to Portland was all in the name of culinary travel. Today, I’ll be sharing a review of Portland’s celebrated French-inspired bistro, Le Pigeon.

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